My birthday is coming up in just over a month. My I've had my current digital camera for around 4 years now, and it's starting to show it's age. It's a lot thicker than all of the cameras that are out on the market now, and it drains the battery. I can't keep the battery in it at all, because if I do, by the time I go to actually take a picture, it will be completely dead. I ended up getting a second battery for it, and on the picture-heavy days, two batteries are just barely enough (and sometimes they aren't enough at all!). So when my parents asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I told them a new digital camera.
I am not a technologically minded person at all. When it comes to new technology, I am usually one of the last people to get something. While I am salivating over the iPad, I will wait until it comes as a second or third generation product before getting one. Things like zoom, megapixel, etc. all go way over my head. All I know about technology is how it looks. I'm the same way with cars. When TLS asked me what kind of car I wanted us to have in Germany, I said "pretty." So when my parents asked me what kind of a digital camera I wanted, I said "pink." For some reason, they thought I was kidding. I'm not really sure why. This coming from the girl who used to only eat the strawberry ice cream in the Neapolitan because it was the prettiest.
My parents told me to get serious, figure out what I wanted, and tell them the exact model I want. You'd really think that after 26+ years, they'd get to know their own daughter. Like I said, I really have no clue what the difference is between any of the digital cameras that are currently out on the market is. If any of you have a model that you love, please let me know. The only thing I do know that I want in a camera other than the color is a big screen. My current camera (a Fuji Finepix V10) has a massive screen that I love.